Occasionally, the contestant was a bachelor who would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
Certain kinds of questions were "off-limits", such as name, age, occupation, and income.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.
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After the game ended the bachelor/bachelorette chose one panelist based on looks and one based on personality, then was prompted to choose either of the two.
In the case the bachelor/bachelorette chose the same person for both looks and personality, they won a cash prize of 0.